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Well in the last week I have bought a website, started a blog, painted my van, moved out of my house, decked out the van, ordered business cards, cut the old hitch off my van and installed a new one, started an email campaign and just finished starting a FB page and inviting everyone I possibly could to join me¬†on this epic adventure. I have been putting in some much needed work sitting at my laptop trying to figure out the page building software and all the do’s and dont’s to blogging.. To be honest I am a little lost and will be soon reaching out to fellow bloggers for some guidance and guest posts. Stay tuned to the Da PeaceTrain!

 

happy 420 ūüėČ

JD

¬† The first three nights in the van were a Great Success!! Very happy with the comfort level and set up but I also started tweaking little things to make life easier, I honestly have a hard time leaving things alone… At the same time I do want as many of the bugs ironed out while I have the resources¬†here. Adapting to the lifestyle will certainly be the biggest challenge for me. It’s the little things like a flushing toilet and a shower that will be missed the most for sure.

Anyways, the first night I stayed on Okanagan Lake by the Komasket music festival grounds.. It was a very peaceful setting after I opened the doors and revealed the sunshine and sparkling water.  It was actually colder inside the van than it was outside haha!

The second night I stayed near Kalamalka Lake Park, I got there later in the evening and it was already pitch black out. I posted up in the parking lot where mountain bikers and hikers park their vehicles, I could hear people in the morning unloading their bikes and heading out.. I just tried to be still so they didn’t know I was sleeping in the van.. Haha.

The third night it was pouring rain and I’m happy to report no leaks!! Pretty big relief for sure! I parked at the Cosens bay parking lot that night and there were a few people following suit and camping there as well. Another beauty sunrise in the morning sure helped bring life into the blacked out PeaceTrain, ¬†honestly I’m impressed with how dark it actually stays in the back even with the roof vent.

So tonight I came back out to Westside but I am parked¬†at our family cabin, I’m using my phone’s hotspot to post this and keep the updates current. With that said, I am one tuckered little boy and am calling¬†it a night. Please comment or ask questions! Also stay tuned because I will be posting videos on the entire build process from day 1.

Cheers!

JD

Well in the last 6 months I sold my house, quit¬†from my job, bought a van and converted it to my new tiny home on wheels! My plan is to head south and explore everything in sight! I have no final destination for this trip, I simply want to get off the hamster wheel of everyday life and share my adventures through my blog. There are two ways to be rich, either you acquire lots, or you desire little! I’m approaching life in a whole new way now where less is more and new experiences matter more to me than a mortgage!

That¬†quote resinates with me, I feel like I should seize the day and start my new life of art and travel while I’m still young and healthy enough to do it. Nobody is standing in the way of my dreams except myself. I am discovering how rewarding it is to shut off some of my old “programs” and actually do what I love. The possibilities are endless when you focus your energy in the right direction to accomplish goals when before these dreams seemed almost impossible to attain. With that said, I am¬†actually moving my bed to my sisters today and am going to start sleeping in the van TONIGHT! hahahaha OMG this is exciting!! Stay tuned, there’s lots to come! One Love from.. ¬†DaPeaceTrain